3 Things I Learned From Moving Our Homestead
A couple of weeks ago, we moved our entire homestead.
Household items, animals, garage/barn items, compost, and my raised bed gardens. Whew.
What. An. Experience.
It was fun, exhausting, and educational.
Here are the top 3 things I learned from moving our homestead!
1. We have a lot of stuff.
I mean, I thought I was a minimalist, but apparently we have still managed to collect a lot of stuff. Admittedly, the majority of the stuff is useful, or it doesn’t belong to me, but still, we needed to do some cutting down. Thus far, there have been SEVERAL trips to the Goodwill, after which, I have driven away with much glee and delight to be rid of a couple more boxes!
*Note the photo bombing chicken.
2. Chicken Coops are heavy. VERY heavy.
Especially when they are made for a large flock of chickens. Wow. Matthew and my dad did some serious heavy lifting to get this moved by themselves. The best part was maneuvering the enormous trailer back through the woods, in the dark, to get to where the chicken coop needed to be. A few trees were definitely cut down in the process!
3. We are so lucky we were only moving 10 miles away.
I can’t imagine moving across the country. Or even just a state or two away! The packing would have had to be reduced to just the most necessary house and garage items. Forget about chicken coops, garden beds, and compost! I am so thankful we only had a short distance to move, and were able to bring a lot of the things we had worked hard for. (There was no way I was leaving behind that lovely black garden dirt and compost I had been working on for a few years!)
How about you? Have you ever moved more than just household/garage items?
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